Welsh National hopeful Truckers Lodge will appear at Chepstow this weekend in preparation for the big race in the calendar at the same venue at the end of the month. The Paul Nicholls-trained horse heads to Chepstow on Saturday for the Welsh Grand National Trial, live on Sky Sports Racing at 1.22pm. Truckers Lodge was second in the Welsh National in 2019 before going on to win the Midlands National last year,
Cardiff City manager Steve Morison has claimed no-one cares whether his team win at home or away, so long as the points are gathered. The Bluebirds return to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, looking to build on their away victory at Luton Town last week, which gave Morison his third victory since he took over from Mick McCarthy. Two of those three wins have come away from home, with Morison’s home record so far showing one win against Huddersfield, but two defeats – to QPR and Hull City.
Last weekend, Holly Jones retained her British title in Guildford. But the Swansea gymnast intends her success in the vault to be a springboard for more achievements and medals in a busy 2022, as she tells Lucy Rees. Holly Jones aims to have two teams behind her when she competes for her country at next year’s Commonwealth Games – Team Wales and Team Jones. Jones – who regained the British senior vault title at the recent British Gymnastics Championships – has a big year ahead that she hopes will include winning a medal in Birmingham.
By Tom Prosser Russell Martin says the Swansea City fans have played a key part in Jamie Paterson’s success so far this season and he hopes his fine form continues as the Swans look to get back on track away to Middlesbrough on Saturday. The manager cites the “instant connection” between Paterson and the Swansea faithful as a big factor in him hitting the ground running for his new team. Paterson, 29, was a free agent up until a few days before the 2021-22 campaign after leaving Bristol City and having a trial with Middlesbrough.
The Scarlets have urged European rugby bosses to re-think their strategy of punishing teams with automatic defeats when they struggle to fulfil fixtures. Officials at European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) are coming under pressure to reassess their policy on forfeiting games with Covid-19 set to cause chaos to the first round of Champions Cup fixtures. Currently, any side which pulls out of a game due to the virus automatically loses the fixture 28-0 with the justification being there is no room in the calendar for rearranged matches.
The Dragons’ campaign in Europe this season will be shown live on S4C. The Welsh broadcaster has struck a deal to show live European rugby matches from both the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup this season, including matches involving both Cardiff and the Scarlets. In all, they will screen two matches from the Champions Cup group stages, in addition to all four of the Dragons’ matches from the Challenge Cup.
Welsh boxing star Sean McGoldrick is a two-time medal winner at the Commonwealth Games and as the countdown starts to Birmingham 2022 he offers a simple recipe for success, as he tells Tom Prosser. The next edition of the Commonwealth Games is just eight months away and every Welsh hopeful is searching for the right approach towards peaking next July. Bantamweight, McGoldrick, won gold in 2010 in Delhi and backed that up with a bronze in Glasgow four years later.
Gemma Grainger has praised her Wales players for delivering one of the best displays since she took charge, despite their 2-0 defeat to France on Tuesday night. It was a first loss of the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign for Wales and it leaves them unlikely to finish top of Group I to gain automatic entry to the tournament finals. Even if Wales were to reverse the result when France visit Llanelli next year, Grainger’s side would still be relying on the group leaders to drop points elsewhere if Wales were to end up topping the group.
Welsh Road Rally Championship
It will come as no surprise to hear that the suspension of all motorsport in the UK has been extended until at least 30 June. Motorsport UK, the governing body, has acted quickly in light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis in giving clear guidance to event organisers, venues,... Read More
The handbrake has been firmly pulled on all motorsport activities in the UK until the beginning of May, after Motorsport UK suspended all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption. Quickly following other sports responding to the coronavirus outbreak, evaporating hopes that circuit racing and rallying might be able to continue... Read More
Andy Davies’ attempts to end his recent run of bad luck by completely rebuilding his Subaru Impreza were rewarded when he and co-driver Michael Gilbey won the opening round of the 2020 Welsh Road Rally Championship, the Rali Bro Caron. Once again sponsored by Windy Corner Coaches, this year’s Lampeter... Read More
Andy Davies topped off a great Welsh Road Rally Championship winning season by scoring victory on the final round of the series, the Eagle Rally, in his Subaru Impreza. Co-driven by Michael Gilbey, the Cribyn driver won the Newtown & District Automobile Club-organised event for a second time in a... Read More
Andy Davies And Michael Gilbey Achieve A Long-Standing Ambition To Become Welsh Road Rally Champions
Andy Davies is the new 2018 Welsh Road Rally Champion, having clinched the title on the penultimate round of the series, the recent Powys Lanes Rally, in his Subaru Impreza. It’s a title Davies, who lives in the village of Cribyn, near Lampeter, has wanted ever since he took up... Read More